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  • *FTSE 100 down 0.9 pct, mid caps fall 0.7 pct. *FTSE 100 posts small weekly gain. LONDON, Aug 18- Britain's top share index came under pressure from falls among consumer giants, financials and airline stocks, caught up in a broader risk-off move following the attack in Spain.

  • *FTSE 100 down 1 pct, mid caps fall 0.8 pct. FTSE 100 set for slight weekly gain. LONDON, Aug 18- Britain's top share index came under pressure from falls among financials and airline stocks, caught up in a broader risk-off move following the attack in Spain.

  • With robots, our productivity grew 50%, customer satisfaction rose 25%: Hotel VP

    Ian Wilson of integrated casino resort Marina Bay Sands on how MBS plans to continue using robots to boost productivity and improve customer service.

  • Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, details the luxury brand's plans to open hotels in some of Asia's trendiest cities, including Shanghai and Dubai.

  • VIENNA, Aug 14- Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, Austria's food safety agency said on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. "Fipronil was detected in a quarter of the samples," Austria's Agency for Health and Food Safety said in a...

  • Cramer's Stop Trading: Wynns Resorts

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching shares of Wynn Resorts.

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more on cars and home appliances and offering hope that domestic demand- and not just exports- will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years. Consumption was the main driver behind Japan's second-quarter economic growth, which expanded at an...

  • Cities with the best view of the total eclipse are spending big, bracing for a huge influx of tourists — and it's not clear it will pay off.

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more on cars and home appliances and offering hope that domestic demand- and not just exports- will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years. Consumption was the main driver behind Japan's second-quarter economic growth, which expanded at an...

  • VIENNA, Aug 14- Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, Austria's food safety agency said on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. "Fipronil was detected in a quarter of the samples," Austria's Agency for Health and Food Safety said in a...

  • There are plenty of things that could derail your vacation. But does it necessarily follow that you need travel insurance?

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 11- A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday. The wave of attacks during the first week of July targeted travellers who were staying in several hotel chains...

  • Trump International Hotel Washington DC stands in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    The Trump International Hotel had a nearly $2 million profit in the first four months of 2017, according to multiple media reports.

  • From tree houses to igloos, Airbnb offers some pretty unique accommodation experiences, but now it is giving vacationers the chance to stay in the former home of a sitting president.

  • *Underlying loss before tax of A $3.7 mln beats analyst estimates. SINGAPORE, Aug 10- Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd, the country's second-biggest airline, reported on Thursday a smaller-than-expected annual loss and said its outlook had brightened with a surge in business confidence driving up corporate traffic. In positive signs not only for Virgin but also...

  • CAIRO, Aug 9- Hilton Worldwide plans to nearly double the number of its hotels in Egypt within seven to 10 years as tourism returns to levels seen before a 2011 uprising, the company's deputy head for Egypt and North Africa said. But Mohab Ghali, vice president of operations for Egypt and North Africa, expects occupancy rates to improve from last year, especially in...

  • *Q2 sales $320.34 mln vs. est. The Dublin, Ohio- based also said it expects net franchise rental income of about $100 million to $105 million in the year. The company's revenue fell 16.3 percent to $320.34 million, but beat the average analyst expectation of $301.7 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Same-restaurant revenue from North America, the company's biggest market, rose 3.2 percent, helped by new items such as fresh mozzarella chicken salad on its menu. The company swung to a net loss of $1.85 million or 1 cent per share, in the second quarter ended July 2, compared with a profit of $26.48 million, or 10 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding certain...

  • The company swung to a net loss of $1.85 million or 1 cent per share, in the second quarter ended July 2, compared with a profit of $26.48 million, or 10 cents per share, a year earlier. The latest quarter included $41.1 million in losses related to acquiring and selling some restaurants. The company's revenue fell 16.3 percent to $320.34 million.

  • *Upgrades FY op forecast to Y16.5 bln from Y15 bln previously. *H1 profit Y9.4 bln vs Y47 mln year earlier. In an effort to lure back customers McDonald's Japan has undertaken and accelerated a wide ranging store modernization programme, with around 85 percent of stores set to complete renovation by year-end.